New London Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Jiri Belohlavek – Suk: The Ripening & Symphony No. 1 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:31 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Classical
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The Czech maestro Jirí Belohlávek performs works by his countryman Josef Suk, conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he is their Chief Conductor.
As a composer, Josef Suk followed in the tradition of Smetana and Dvorák, the latter of whom was not only his professor at the Prague Conservatory, but also became his father-in-law – Suk married Dvorák’s oldest surviving daughter, Otilie, in 1898, and the death of Dvorák in 1904 and ‘Otilka’ a year later resulted in the composition of one of the composer’s most powerful and deeply felt works, the Asrael Symphony – also recorded by Belohlávek (CHAN 9640).